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2 Peter 1 : God’s messages in the Bible are very important

v19 Also, we have the *prophets’ messages. They show us even more certainly that these things are true. It is good that you should remember those messages carefully. The *prophets’ words are like a light that shines in a dark place. That light continues to shine in the dark until the dawn comes. Then the morning star will rise and it will bring light deep inside you. v20 None of the *prophets’ messages in the Bible came just from the *prophets’ own ideas. It is most important that you should understand this. v21 None of the *prophets’ messages came from what a human person wanted to say. Instead, God’s Spirit caused people to speak words that came from God.

Verses 19-21 Prophets are people who speak messages from God. Peter was talking about the prophets’ messages that are in the Old Testament. That is the first part of the Bible. It describes events before Jesus came to live on earth.

Verse 19 The morning star appears in the sky just before the sunrise. It is very bright. It shows us that the day is coming. In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says that he is the morning star.

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